1 My son,do not forget my instruction, my commands
3 Let loyalty and kindness never leave you
Put wisdom into practice
:B:5 Trust in Yahweh with all your heart
7 Do not consider yourself wise, fear God, and turn away from evil. 8 This will be a medicine to your body and a relief to your bones.
9 Honor Yahweh, giving him from what you have, the first fruits of all your produce. 10 Then your barns will be filled to overflowing, your vats will brim over with wine.
11 My son, do not scorn the discipline of Yahweh
13 Happy the one who finds wisdom and gains insight. 14 For she is of more value than silver and more useful than gold. 15 She is more precious than pearls
18 She is a tree of life for those who clasp her
19 It is by his wisdom that Yahweh founded the earth
21 My son, hold on to sound judgment and discretion and do not let them out of your sight. 22 They will give life to your inner self, and adorn your neck.
23 Then you can go your way safely and your foot will not stumble. 24 You will have no fear when you lie down and your sleep will be peaceful. 25 You will not fear sudden terror or the attack of evildoers. 26 For Yah weh is at your side and he guards your steps from the snare.
27 Do not hold back from those who ask your help, when it is in your power to do it. 28 Do not say to your neighbor, Go away! Come another time
29 Do not plot evil against your neighbor who lives trustingly beside you, 30 nor fight a man without cause when he has done you no wrong. 31 Do not envy the man of violence or follow his example.
32 For Yahweh hates the wicked but guides the honest. 33 He curses the house of the evildoer but blesses the home of the upright. 34 If there are mockers, he mocks them in turn but he shows his favor to the humble. 35 The wise will possess his glory while the foolish will inherit disgrace.